BROOKLYN, Mich. (July 30, 2008) — Country music star Pat Green will bring his joyous and unique brand of music to the stage at Michigan International Speedway by performing a post-race concert following the NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 on Saturday, August 16.
The concert will take place approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the CARFAX 250, which is slated to begin at 3:30 p.m.
“Michigan International Speedway believes in delivering fun to all of our fans and that means more than just great racing,” MIS president Roger Curtis said. “Adding a Pat Green concert following our NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 event will be all about fun for our fans. This concert will give fans a great opportunity to witness one of country music’s longtime stars.”
Fans that have purchased tickets to the CARFAX 250, which will feature many of today’s hottest Sprint Cup drivers such as Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer and Kyle Busch can use their ticket stub for gate admission to the post-race concert, which will be held outside of turns 1 and 2 in Lot 10 near the speedway’s administration building.
Tickets for the CARFAX 250 are available for $50 each with children 12 and under admitted free. Tickets can be purchased by visiting MISpeedway.com or calling 800-354-1010.
Green, a three-time Grammy Award nominee, released his ninth album “Cannonball” in 2006. He has enjoyed tremendous success in country music and is scheduled to release a 10th album this fall with new single “Let Me,” currently playing on the air.
“I’m really looking forward to putting on a great show for the fans of Michigan International Speedway,” Green said. “We’re planning on having a lot of fun for this concert.”
Green won’t be the only country star performing on stage following the CARFAX 250 as rising superstar Danielle Peck will play an opening act for Green.
Raised in Ohio, Peck’s music has been compared to that of stars Shania Twain and Faith Hill. Peck is one of only a handful of new female country artists, including Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson, in the last three years to have her single “I Don’t” enter the Top 15. She wrote her current single, “Isn’t That Everything,” which is currently playing nationwide. Peck is also no stranger to MIS as she performed the National Anthem for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event at the Irish Hills track in August of 2006.
Tickets and camping are available for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 3M Performance 400 presented by Bondo on August 17 and NASCAR Nationwide Series CARFAX 250 on August 16 by calling the official MIS Ticket Hotline at 800.354.1010 or by visiting MISpeedway.com. Michigan International Speedway, “It’s Your Speed!”